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Oromis Quotes

16 of the best book quotes from Oromis
  1. #1
    “Love can be a terrible curse, Eragon. It can make you overlook even the largest flaws in a person’s behavior.”
  2. #2
    “And understanding begets empathy and compassion, even for the meanest beggar . . . ”
  3. #3
    “No one thinks of himself as a villain . . . ”
  4. #4
    “I would also contend that if you had to choose between giving a man a noble disposition or teaching him to think clearly, you’d do better to teach him to think clearly. Too many problems in this world are caused by men with noble dispositions and clouded minds.”
  5. #5
    “A negative outlook is more of a handicap than any physical injury.”
  6. #6
    “You cannot miss that which you have never had.”
    author
    Christopher Paolini
    book
    Eldest
    character
    Oromis
    concept
    Missing
  7. #7
    “I won’t tell you what to believe, Eragon. It is far better to be taught to think critically and then be allowed to make your own decisions than to have someone else’s notions thrust upon you.”
  8. #8
    “The answer is logic. Or, to put it another way, the ability to reason analytically. Applied properly, it can overcome any lack of wisdom, which one only gains through age and experience.”
  1. #9
    “Too many problems in this world are caused by men with noble dispositions and clouded minds.”
  2. #10
    “Always it is thus with my new students, and especially with the human ones; the mind is the last muscle they train or use, and the one that they regard the least.”
    author
    Christopher Paolini
    book
    Eldest
    character
    Oromis
    concept
    The Mind
  3. #11
    “On its own, being a decent person is no guarantee that you will act well, which brings us back to the one protection we have against demagogues, tricksters, and the madness of crowds . . . : clear and reasoned thinking.”
  4. #12
    “A person may dislike his choice, but he will stand by it because, even in the worst circumstances, he believes that it was the best option available to him at the time.”
  5. #13
    “History provides us with numerous examples of people who were convinced that they were doing the right thing and committed terrible crimes because of it.”
  6. #14
    “Magic is the art of thinking, not strength or language . . . ”
  7. #15
    “Determination is as common among men who are dull and foolish as it is among those who are brilliant intellects. So, no, determination cannot be what we’re looking for.”
  8. #16
    “If you wish to be happy, Eragon, think not of what is to come nor of that which you have no control over but rather of the now and that which you are able to change.”
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